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Apply for a residence permit to carry out a qualification measure with employment

Description

You can obtain a residence permit to carry out a qualification measure if a recognition procedure has been carried out at a body responsible in Germany for the recognition of professional qualifications and the recognition body has determined that the qualification measures are necessary for the

  • determining the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification with a domestic professional qualification or
  • for the granting of a license to practice a profession (access to a profession) in a profession regulated in Germany.

are required.

Regulated professions are those for whose access and practice special professional qualifications had to be acquired, such as for doctors, architects, pharmacists. To find out whether your profession is regulated in Germany, which laws govern it and which office you should contact to check your qualifications, visit the information portal "Recognition in Germany" (see "Further information").

Qualification measures include adaptation and compensation measures in theoretical and practical form (internships in the company, theoretical courses, mixed forms), preparatory courses for examinations and language courses.

You can pursue employment not limited in time as a supplement to the implementation of a qualification measure if the intended activity during the recognition procedure is related to the professional knowledge required in the later employment. Such a connection exists, for example, if you want to have your foreign medical training recognized and already want to work as a nursing assistant during the qualification measure, or if you already want to work as a bricklayer or, for example, as a construction helper during the qualification measure to become a bricklayer.

For regulated professions, a professional practice permit must have been issued or promised. The professional practice permit includes the professional law authorization to practice the profession as well as the granting of permission to use the professional title.

The residence permit to carry out a qualification measure with employment is a temporary residence title. It is issued for the duration of the qualification measure, but for a maximum of 18 months.

  • You have a recognized and valid passport or passport replacement and - if required for entry - an appropriate visa.
  • There is no interest in deportation against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The authority responsible for the recognition of your professional qualification in Germany has determined by means of a decision that you lack practical or theoretical knowledge or skills to achieve full equivalence and that adaptation, compensatory measures or further qualifications are required to establish the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification with a domestic professional qualification.
    If you intend to work in a regulated profession, the notice must state that the adaptation or compensatory measures are necessary for the issuance of the professional license.
  • You have successfully registered for an appropriate qualification measure.
  • The qualification measure is suitable to enable recognition of the professional qualification or access to the profession.
  • You have German language skills of at least level A2.
  • You can present a concrete job offer for subsequent employment after obtaining full recognition as well as a concrete job offer for the intended employment during the recognition procedure.
  • The intended job is related to the professional knowledge required in the subsequent employment.
  • The Federal Employment Agency has approved the pursuit of the employment.
    The approval is usually obtained from the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage without claiming public benefits.
  • For regulated professions, a professional practice permit must have been granted or promised, if this is required.
  • Valid passport
  • Recent biometric photo
  • Visa, if required
  • Deficit notice from the recognition authority
  • Proof of at least sufficient knowledge of German at level A 2
  • Proof of the intended qualification measure, if necessary further training plan
  • Concrete job offer for subsequent employment after obtaining full recognition
  • Concrete job offer for planned employment during the recognition procedure (proof by submitting the declaration of employment, see under "Further information")
  • Proof of livelihood
  • Rental contract
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Professional practice permit, if applicable

Issue of residence permit: EUR 100.00

Under certain conditions a fee reduction or fee exemption can be considered

  • The residence permit should be applied for at least eight weeks before the expiry of your still valid visa.
  • Objection period: 1 month

about six to eight weeks.

The foreigners authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence.

Free advice on entry, residence and employment is also available from the "Working and Living in Germany Hotline" from the Federal Government's portal for skilled workers from abroad:

Phone: 030 1815-1111

Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Forms: You can obtain forms from your foreigners authority; these may also be available online.
  • Online procedure occasionally possible
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes

The residence permit must be applied for at the aliens' registration office responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners authority and your concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your foreigners authority offers electronic application for the residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Aliens' Registration Office. During the appointment, your application will be received and your supporting documents will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment). For the production of an electronic residence permit (eATKarte) your fingerprints will be taken.
  • In the case of an electronic application, the Aliens' Registration Office will contact you after receiving your online application to arrange an appointment at the Aliens' Registration Office if necessary. During the appointment, your supporting documents will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production of the electronic residence permit (eAT- card).
  • If your application is approved, the Aliens' Registration Office will arrange for the eAT card to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can collect the eAT card from the Aliens' Registration Office.
  • The eAT card must always be collected in person.

Fees are charged for the issuance of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority.

§ 16 d Para. 1 in conjunction with. § Section 16d (2) Residence Act

Ministry of the Interior and for Local Affairs

of the State of Brandenburg

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Authority
Landkreis Harz - Sachgebiet Ausländerbehörde
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 42
38820 Halberstadt, Stadt
03941 5970-4544
03941 5970-4160
Monday:08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Fridayclosed